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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #375 on: October 12, 2014, 07:41:31 PM »
This is really good. A restaurant finds out why they keep getting bad reviews for being 'slow'.

http://themetapictur...what-they-found-out/

It's all an image, so no quotes. Once you get to the part where you find out why they're slow, you'll either laugh or cry.
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« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 10:35:37 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #377 on: October 13, 2014, 11:40:55 AM »
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13 Terrifying Monsters That Will Make You Happy You Live In 2014

How would you like to deal with an 8-foot-tall bug with your bare hands?

Biggest Bear Ever Found—''It Blew My Mind,'' Expert Says

How would you like to walk around outside at night in New York City with your pet adult grizzly bear Winny?
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« Reply #378 on: October 13, 2014, 06:06:16 PM »
Sigh.

Renny's restaurant and Arizona's Snappening just show this modern world is just harder than we thought! Even the old SciFi writers barely predicted stuff like this!

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #379 on: October 15, 2014, 03:54:35 AM »
THIS is wicked cool! Data visualisation of wind speeds across the planet:

http://earth.nullsch...hic=-224.72,4.34,847

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Click "earth" for the menu to change it. It also does currents and has lots of options.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #380 on: October 15, 2014, 06:04:35 AM »
That's quite something!



Reminded me of Perpetual Ocean -- may be y'all seen it already :)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #381 on: October 15, 2014, 08:24:06 AM »
Brilliant site Ren :up: :up: :up:

Reminded me of Perpetual Ocean -- may be y'all seen it already :)

also brilliant - reminds me of Van Gogh's paintings :-)


[edit] took the liberty of also adding it to the timelapse videos thread [/edit]
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« Reply #382 on: October 15, 2014, 08:37:21 AM »
also brilliant - reminds me of Van Gogh's paintings :-)

Cripes! That's an excellent observation & comparison!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #383 on: October 15, 2014, 04:11:26 PM »
Do you think I would get more traffic through here if I put a link to here in Silly Humor or are all the people interested in these things already here?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #384 on: October 15, 2014, 04:43:35 PM »
or are all the people interested in these things already here?

I'll go with yes, as some of us are just lurking to keep the content high and the chatter to a minimum. :)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #385 on: October 15, 2014, 07:07:08 PM »
Do you think I would get more traffic through here if I put a link to here in Silly Humor or are all the people interested in these things already here?

I think there's value in at least trying to separate "interesting stuff" and "silly humor". I for one am prone to silliness attacks! So I'd want the "interesting stuff" to be more straight-man educational, and then "silly humor" is our brilliant take on the various "longest threads" that a few forums do. I am also known for taking a few legit thread posts and re-posting silly one-off spins on them in silly-humor, just to get them out of my head. But I think I value "interesting stuff" more, when I want to actually want to think and explore.


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« Reply #386 on: October 18, 2014, 07:36:02 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #387 on: October 19, 2014, 12:52:07 AM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Listen to the 'Star Spangled Banner' with a rifle as the instrument

It was a bit hard to search.

Here's an alternate link that worked for at least me.
http://video.plasa.m...with-a-gun/2ym1pckja

Is this the greatest 2nd Amendment exhibit ever?
:)

And I'm kinda interested in the tech behind it.
What can get shot at and makes musical notes instead of getting pulverized?


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« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 02:53:38 AM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #389 on: October 21, 2014, 07:02:38 AM »
Granted I'm a dog person, but...

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Cats are selfish, unfeeling, environmentally devastating creatures.

So... Cats are really more like people - Sounds like a better match to me.

Besides if they've been "killing billions of birds every year"...and we're not showing any signs of running out of birds - which we ain't - It kinda sounds to me like they're holding down the balance rather nicely.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #390 on: October 21, 2014, 07:58:19 AM »
What research says about cats they're selfish, unfeeling, environmentally harmful creatures - Vox
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Why are cats so different from dogs in this way [responsiveness to owner's voice]? The researchers speculate that the difference can be explained by evolutionary history: dogs were domesticated an estimated 15,000 years ago, compared to just 9,500 years for cats. Additionally, it's believed that dogs were actively selected by humans (to guard and herd animals), whereas cats likely selected themselves, spending time near people simply to eat the rats consuming grain stores. This difference — along with the extra evolutionary time — could explain why dogs are so much more interested in responding to the human voice.

they miss out on possibly the most relevant difference here:
cats are loners, dogs are pack animals.
   Dogs respond to their 'owner' as the leader of the pack (then again, with some owners, this doesnt quite work as it should...).
   Cat's dont see you as an owner, nor as a leader.
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« Reply #391 on: October 21, 2014, 11:23:02 AM »
they miss out on possibly the most relevant difference here:
cats are loners, dogs are pack animals.
   Dogs respond to their 'owner' as the leader of the pack (then again, with some owners, this doesnt quite work as it should...).
   Cat's dont see you as an owner, nor as a leader.

Yes, but that sort of grounded practical information is to hard to sensationalize...which seemed to be a rather strong undertone in the article. IMO as an entry piece it did nothing for the sites credibility - Kinda gave it a two headed space baby feel.

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« Reply #392 on: October 21, 2014, 11:43:34 AM »

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« Reply #393 on: October 21, 2014, 11:53:57 AM »
Yes, but that sort of grounded practical information is to hard to sensationalize...which seemed to be a rather strong undertone in the article. IMO as an entry piece it did nothing for the sites credibility - Kinda gave it a two headed space baby feel.

I bet it appealed to some people. Do you think it's popular on Facebook or Reddit?

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« Reply #394 on: October 21, 2014, 04:53:41 PM »
Yes, but that sort of grounded practical information is to hard to sensationalize...which seemed to be a rather strong undertone in the article. IMO as an entry piece it did nothing for the sites credibility - Kinda gave it a two headed space baby feel.

I bet it appealed to some people. Do you think it's popular on Facebook or Reddit?

Undoubtedly ... Much for the same reason I never visit either one. :)

There are lifestyle change downsides to owning any pet - which more people should properly consider - But that doesn't really warrant the article's cats are evil shock value tone. We've recently had a cat add itself to our (3 dog) household. It's a tricky mix...but I'm not about to turn the cat away. I'm also not going to do a piece about 101 fun things to do with cat shit...but that has nothing to do with the article.. ;) :D

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #395 on: October 22, 2014, 10:23:30 PM »
Freemason, Rosicrucians, clones of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, aliens, weaponizing the orbit around Earth, and a lot more!



Yeah, it's a lot of fun!  :up:

If you want to listen to it as a podcast, you can download it then convert it with RAT.
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« Reply #396 on: October 27, 2014, 09:06:00 PM »
The Alienware Graphics Amplifier lets you add a desktop video card to a laptop.jpg  
Who would use something that large with a laptop that small?

Alienware Graphics Amplifier Add a desktop video card to a laptop

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Baton, which works through deep integration of the cloud into the operating system, allows someone to download a game, play the first level, and hand it off to a nearby tablet and continue playing the following level. Or load a website on one device and have that site pop up on the other device.

Meet Baton, the ultimate handoff tool between Android devices - CNET

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« Reply #397 on: October 29, 2014, 01:47:49 AM »
Unwrapping Lollipop - Ars talks to Android execs about the upcoming OS.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Unwrapping Lollipop: Ars talks to Android execs about the upcoming OS  Ars Technica

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The Droid Turbo smart phone, a Motorola-made Verizon exclusive, offers an appealing all-star collection of today’s most advanced smart phone features, including a mammoth battery that will allow you to watch the entire six-film "Star Wars" saga with power to spare, the company claims. The phone is quick on the charge, as well. If you find yourself with a near-dead battery, you can resurrect it with up to 8 hours of talk time with just a 15-minute recharge using a USB 2.0 adapter.
Droid Turbo speeds onto the scene with a near-immortal battery

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« Reply #398 on: October 29, 2014, 02:36:04 PM »

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« Reply #399 on: October 29, 2014, 02:56:58 PM »
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A victim of a domestic abuse attack managed to covertly alert the police to her appalling predicament by pretending to order a pizza.

The unidentified victim ordered a "large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers" from a 911 operative who was at first baffled and believed it to be a prank call.

Thankfully they soon realised the severity of the situation and sent police to the house in question.

The full call went like this...

Domestic Abuse Victim Orders Pizza From 911 To Alert Police To Violent Attack

Don't try ordering a pizza from DonationCoder though.